Location and Mandate


KALRO ARI Perkerra is one of former KARI’s research centres situated about 100km north of Nakuru town. The centre is located in Marigat Township, of Baringo County and lies at an altitude of 1067 m.a.s.l.

Historical Background Perspective

In 1989 the centre was made a fully-fledged Regional Research Centre under KARI. The centre’s mandate is adaptive research aimed improving farming systems in the counties of Baringo, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Samburu, Turkana and Laikipia. More than 80% of the mandate area is ASAL and therefore the centre focuses on adaptive through development of intervention strategies in crops, livestock, NRM and cross cutting systems to ensure food security, improved household income, and sustained environment.

Apiculture Research Institute is a premier institution created under the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Act No. 17 of 2013. To provide operational autonomy to support Apiculture sub-sector through focused and efficient research.
1st July 2014 - effective

Mandated to undertake improved beekeeping technologies and innovations that conserve the environment and contribute to improved livelihoods and economic growth.